I am an unfinished work, and so are many of my projects. This blog is just an odd collection of things I make and do.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Daily Shots

I have a friend who has to give herself a shot every day for the next two years. She went to buy a sharps container, and they are not cheap! The nurse said she could just use a milk jug if she wanted.

I made a small container; it's only going to last a month or two, but it came out cute. I simply took a white plastic jar with a screw-on lid and had Anthony drill a hole in the top. It's a little bigger than your typical cold-cream jar.

I made a decorative label, covered it with contact paper, and stuck it on the jar. And then I took it to her--but I forgot to take a picture first. Oops.

I can post the image of the label; I guess you can just picture it wrapped around the jar.

 Do you think your could give yourself shots every day?  I really think it would be hard. I hope this makes it at least a tiny bit more cheerful process for her, because for every needle she disposes in this little jar, it will remind her that someone cares about her.


Mormon Mommy Blogs said...

My sister is diabetic, so she gives herself shots 4 times a day.

I used to have to get 4 shots twice a week. Yes, that is EIGHT shots a week for about 10 years.

Needless to say, I freaking hate shots.

Karen Peterson said...

My dad's diabetic too and has been giving himself shots for as long as I can remember.

I mean, I guess if it meant staying alive I could force myself to do it, but it would be hard!

That label is really cute!

Naomi said...

oh my! I would freak out if I had to give myself shots every day - my heart goes out to your friend :)

Lara said...

I had to do it for a while when I was pregnant and it wasn't fun. I don't envy those who have to do it! How nice of you to make a sharps container. It sounds really cute!